Live Blog: SEC Media Days 2013

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WHNT) – The largest-ever group of media journalists, reporters, and radio talk show hosts have gathered to get the latest news and interviews on SEC football.

WHNT’s Sports Director Ryan Cody, Sports Reporter Lane Gilchrist, and Interactive Content Producer Drew Galloway will be covering SEC Media Days and live blogging for you to stay up to date with the interviews and developments from SEC coaches and players.

Drew Galloway July 16, 20131:02 pm

Florida/Missouri live blog –

Drew Galloway July 16, 201312:55 pm

Commissioner Mike Slive’s address has ended. Florida and Missouri are next on the schedule. Coach Will Muschamp, Jeff Driskel, Dominique Easley, and Jon Halapio are here from Florida. Coach Gary Pinkel, James Franklin, L’Damian Washington, and Andrew Wilson are here from Missouri.

Our live blogs will be separated by their respective events, so look for a link to the Florida/Missouri live blog shortly!

Claire Aiello July 16, 201312:54 pm

Another view of what journalists see at SEC Media Days.

Claire Aiello July 16, 201312:53 pm

Here’s a look at the media circus.

Drew Galloway July 16, 201312:49 pm

Slive: “May the news be with you. Thank you.”

Drew Galloway July 16, 201312:48 pm

Slive: We have taken every opportunity we can to grow and strengthen the conference. We are excited about the future.

Drew Galloway July 16, 201312:42 pm

Slive: Research will continue into best practices to avoid athlete concussions.

Drew Galloway July 16, 201312:39 pm

Slive: Academic red-shirt year, effective 2016, will give athletes a chance to practice and acclimate to school without the pressure of having to preform.

Drew Galloway July 16, 201312:37 pm

Slive: An increased GPA requirement for core courses will be proposed.

Drew Galloway July 16, 201312:36 pm

Slive: The SEC has not been successful int meeting the financial need of our student athletes. There need to be a change.

Drew Galloway July 16, 201312:34 pm

New SEC basketball consultants have been hired.

Drew Galloway July 16, 201312:33 pm

Slive: Last year’s men’s basketball did not meet our expectations.

Drew Galloway July 16, 201312:33 pm

Slive: We are not naive enough to think we can put an end to unacceptable behavior, but that will not stop us from continuing to try, try, try.

Drew Galloway July 16, 201312:31 pm

Slive: At the same time we talk about academic and performances on the field, we cannot ignore the actions of certain students off the field.

Drew Galloway July 16, 201312:30 pm

Slive: Three of the last four academic All Americans came from the SEC

Drew Galloway July 16, 201312:28 pm

SEC Commissioner Mike Slive: “Welcome to the unofficial kickoff of the 2013 football season”

Drew Galloway July 16, 201312:25 pm

We are waiting for SEC Commissioner Mike Slive to begin his address. The energy is electric in the room, as several hundred media representatives are gathered!